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Bodies have rhythms like mother earth

Blossoming spring harvesting summers worth

The heat of summer warms and slows us down

The freezing of winter keeps us moving around

 

The ebbs and flows take place deep within

Have a mind of their own you cannot win

Often the mistake so many make

Looking for reasons within life’s wake

 

Objectifying the mood we are in

Pointing as cause to some external whim

Has nothing to do with this that whatever

What goes on inside is like the weather

 

Like it or not that’s how it is

Try to resist life says: “None of your biz!”

The thing you must do if you want to have peace

Honor you rhythms therein lies release

 

The only way out is the way through

Go with your own flow don’t resist your true

Make your rhythms your teacher ally friend

Smoothing the bumps as you travel and mend

 

In the end when there’s nowhere to go

You’ll feel at home in your own skin you know

Welcome new friends as they surface within

A hug and a kiss embrace them as kin

 

Do you do your best to connect your internal state to some external cause?

Have you thought that it may just be your own unique biochemistry?

Next time your mood shifts: some external event or your own rhythms?

 
- Stewart Levine ©

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I have always been a seeker, always looking for the answers to what seekers ponder. I can remember Dr. Maxwell Maltz and Psychocybernetics; Dr. Carl Rogers On Becoming a Person. Moving through my legal training and practicing law the focus was always about people and how to better their lives. All that searching, reading, studying and introspective work culminated in this collection of daily readings for seekers.

My work in the world has progressed from fighting legal cases to mediating divorces to helping people understand the essentials of relationship and collaborating to these poems. How can we collaborate effectively and work with each other in harmony to create the world we seek. How can we mindfully enable this world to become a place that works for all.

My prayer is that through introspection using these poems as a guide we can all grow together in making the world the Heaven on Earth we all aspire toward.

Categories:   Poems

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